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An essay towards a natural history of serpents : in two parts ... : illustrated with copper-plates, engraved by the best hands : the whole intermix'd with variety of entertaining digressions, philosophical and historical (1742)

Author: Owen, Charles, d. 1746
Subject: Serpents; Serpents; Serpents; Serpent worship
Publisher: London : Printed for the author, sold by John Gray ...
Language: English
Call number: 39088015706922
Digitizing sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor: Smithsonian Libraries
Collection: biodiversity

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Woodcut head- and tail-pieces, initials

Signatures: Aa-bB-2I2K²

Errata: p. [viii]

Includes bibliographical references and index

(from t. p.): I. The first exhibits a general view of serpents, in their various aspects ... : in which is inserted a short account of ... poison, particularly that of the serpent ... -- II. The second gives a view of most serpents known in the several parts of the world ... -- III. To which is added a third part, containing six dissertations upon the following articles, as collateral to the subject. 1. Upon the primeval serpent in paradise. 2. The fiery serpents that infested the camp of Israel. 3. The brazen serpent erected by Moses. 4. The divine worship given to serpents by the nations. 5. The origin and reason of that monstrous worship. 6. Upon the adoration of different kinds of beasts by the Egyptians, with divers instances of the same stupidity in other nations


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